Genus: Costus L.

Family: Costaceae
Altfamily: Zingiberaceae
Genus number: 2992
Last updated: 17-Sep-1996
Accession Count: 16

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for  genus:

  • Specht, C. D. & D. W. Stevenson 2006. A new phylogeny-based generic classsification of Costaceae (Zingiberales). (Taxon) 55:153-163.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonysm (~) for genus:


  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image